Recently I have learned a new form of planking, and I have to admit, it's pretty challenging.
Single leg stability ball planks:
The way I was taught how to do this move is:
- Get into plank position with your shins placed on the stability ball (the further the ball is away from your knees, the more challenging this move will be)
- Place your hands directly under your shoulders.
- Bring your right leg in at a 90 degree angle with your knee pointing towards the ground and toe pointing to the wall behind you.
- Now hold for 30 seconds.
- Switch legs and repeat.
It sounds easy but I assure you this can be quite challenging. For an added challenge my trainer makes me do 10 pikes on the ball after my 1 minute of planking (see picture below).
These moves are so good, and I can always feel my abs working throughout this. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll see (and feel) that it's working.